I’ve been away for a little while. I hope everyone is doing well!
I hadn’t been thinking about blogging for a while but then I found this blog post in my email today from one of my favourite bloggers – The Culture Monk
I’ve shared his blogs in the past, but if you don’t know he’s on an interesting, cool adventure.
In today’s post, he talks a lot about PASSION! What’s more important in life than having passion for something you love. I was always a big believer in doing whatever makes you happy but it’s REALLY hit home a lot more to me in the past 2 years! I make sure everyday I do things that are fun and that I love to do – Art, Volunteering, Hanging out with family and friends, Blogging, etc. Life is way to short to waste a single minute not doing what you love! Here’s how The Culture Monk explains it in his post today:
Yesterday was a flurry of activity as I stopped by three different coffee shops in Philadelphia and the surrounding area starting out at 7:30 in the morning and not finishing up till nearly 7pm; 12 hours of meeting with readers and fellow bloggers!
I was trying to think of one word to sum up my day yesterday and I kept coming back to the word passion.
—-) Passionate people excite me
—-) Passionate people inspire me
—-) Passionate people fascinate me
A little later in the post, he writes another paragraph that really hit home (again):
Isn’t that what life is about; finding our passion? Finding that thing in life which motivates us to get up just a little bit earlier in the morning (or to stay up just a tad bit later) because we receive so much fulfillment from pursuing our particular passion.
—-) For some people their passion is mechanics; I’ve got a buddy that LOVES rebuilding old cars (whereas I can’t stand to even change the oil in my car)
—-) For some people their passion is working with children or teaching at a school
—-) For some people their passion is art, or writing, or singing
Whatever our passion is….it adds so much spice and joy to our life. Without a passion, waking up in the morning and going to work can turn into drudgery and days of monotony. But when we find that passion; all of a sudden the minutes at work seem to disappear because our life is filled with so much more meaning and joy.
I’m so grateful that I’ve come to realize this. I think many people miss this point and live life going through the motions. Get up, go to work, collect a paycheck… eat, sleep, repeat. If that what your passion is then I guess it’s to each their own!
What passion drives you to get up early and stay up late at nights and really enjoy it! Leave a comment below, thanks! And thanks again to The Culture Monk for inspiring us with his great writing and adventures!
Lots of love,